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Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale | Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop AleAlexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale
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145 Ratings
Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop AleAlexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's
Nova Scotia, Canada
keiths.ca

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by biegaman on 03-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
145
pDev:
15.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.07/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a golden, light copper colour, with 2 fingers of bright white fluffy head which sticks around for a decent amount of time, leaving behind a moderate amount of lacing. Looks like an IPA.

Smell - The cascade hops are definitely noticeable. Floral and citrus notes, with caramel/crystal malt in the background. Smells like an IPA.

Taste - Caramel malts take hold immediately, closely followed by some faint citrus notes. At this point I would expect a decent amount of hop-bitterness, but it just doesn't deliver. Tastes like a very light APA.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light body, pretty low carbonation. Nothing special or notable here.

Overall - 3/5 Looks like an IPA, smells like an IPA, feels like an IPA, but it certainly doesn't taste like an IPA. Very much an 'okay' beer.

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Photo of montrealbcr89
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of sdm9465
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SebD
2.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus with bready and caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus with bready and caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a light carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smoot drinkable beer accompanied with somewhat bland flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Kmat10
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.55/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light citrus hops with non-descript caramel malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by light citrus hoppy notes with some medium sweet caramel malt notes. Body is lighter then average with good carbonation. This one is definitely lacking character.

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Photo of peensteen
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bigox420
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Ham-Nord
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit better than expected, from LCBO. Some orange hop flavour, not much, but enough to make it somewhat drinkable. Orange coloured body, not much head. Some orange citrus aroma.A tad thin and more carbonated than of course necessary. Still an upgrade on macro brewing.

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Photo of decimator
3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

473ml can poured into a pint glass. ABV 5.5%.

A - Poured a clear copper-gold with a thin white head. Head quickly vanished. No lacing.

S - Citrus (mostly grapefruit), caramel, some bread.

T - Crackers, light caramel, citrus, mildly bitter finish.

M - Average carbonation, medium body, dry finish.

O - Unlike Keith's "IPA", this one actually looks, smells, and tastes like one. It's not a bad beer but it's pretty average for the style. I found Keith's Hallertauer Hop Ale much better.

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Photo of wizo
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Saskadan
3.73/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

enjoyed this IPA, pretty decent coming from a large brewery, nice sweet taste balanced with just enough hops, leaving a slightly bitter citrusy after taste in the mouth, i would purchase this again, this is my first beer review so go easy on me, happy to join the Beer Advocate forum

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear copper with a billowy head.

S - Nose has some hops but not a big grapefruitiness I would expect. Smells a bit sweeter with some lemon/citrus, floral notes and some fruit.

T - Not a huge hop presence although a good deal more than a regular keith's... There's some light toast, ok bitterness and a fairly solid balancing sweetness. Fairly fruity.

M - Moderate body. Good carbonation level - not too much, not too little.

D - Solid quaffing ale that falls short of a 2nd tier brew. It's ok for everyday drinking and accessible.

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Photo of jmkoscie
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of jbmaur
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of curtismontcalm
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Shadman
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BigBry
3.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tried a draft sample, this is more what an IPA should be.

Slightly orange color, white foam, decent retention with thin lace sheet. Some smell of citrus hops, along with the same orange, grapefruit taste. Body is a bit thin and highly carbonated.
A bit better than expected, for sure more flavorful and therefore more drinkable than regular Keith's.

Must find a can before it's gone.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.13/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 3/5/13

A clear light copper with a shitload of bubbles feeding a finger of off white foam that quickly falls to a 1/4inch film that sticks around but leaves no lace

S some spice, citrus almost creamsicle like, a little caramel and bread, better then I'd guess

T what I smell but somethings not quite right, not too far off but a big step back from the nose, not skunky but soggy cardboard perhaps

M pretty light bodied for an "IPA" carbonation gives some life but a little thin and I that aftertaste is more soggy cardboard

O far from good but better then expected, there's some hop character and that's much more then I expected but I would never buy it when I could get something like Phillips Hop Circle for the same price

its a step in the right direction but far from something I'd go out of my way to drink

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Photo of Krakpoff
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473ml can from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$.50

Appearance - Clear amber/copper with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some light grapefruit and something astringent/rusty. It ends with a malty somewhat astringent/bitter aftertaste.

Overall – The scent was promising, but the taste is a little off. It reminders me a bit of a diet coke in a way.. perhaps the aspartame? Anyways, points to the brewer for attempting to make a 'real' ipa, but this is one beer I wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 341ml bottle

A: Poured a transparent copper color. 1.5 fingers of soapy sudsy looking head. Retention was decent and so was lacing.

S: You can definitely smell those cascade hops. Fruitiness/Citrus is evident along with a little bit of a floral aroma.

T: One again the hops come through pretty well. The fruitiness and citrus types flavor associated with cascades are dominant. Maltiness character is low but the beer is still not very bitter. I would expect more bitterness and a bolder malt character for an AIPA but its still pretty good tasting.

M: pretty smooth and refreshing. Not to thick on the mouth but its alright.

O: I liked it honestly. Not something I would make a goal of drinking but it paired nicely with burgers of the grill after a hot day. I would consider buying it again but I definitely have other IPA's in mind when I think of my favorites.

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Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale from Alexander Keith's
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 145 ratings
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